Spring into healthy living

Apr 5, 2013

April Nutrition Health and WellnessSpring is a great time to step back and evaluate the resolutions we made in January. Think about what has been working and what can be done a little differently without compromising your quality of life!

The Cravings Cheat Sheet

As the weather gets warmer and swimsuit season gets closer, you start thinking more about getting in shape. Suddenly that Triple Chocolate Fudge cake in the back of your refrigerator seems to be calling your name. You have three choices: ignore your craving, give in or find a substitute. For many of us, giving in is the only option – and a small piece can quickly become half the cake or more. Sound familiar?

Click here for simple tips from SKINNY COW and Toronto-based Registered Dietitian Naomi Orzech to help you win the battle against your cravings.

Keep Every ‘Body’ Active!

We all know the importance of daily physical activity, but getting started or making it part of your routine can often be a challenge.

Although the good news is many of your daily activities can be as valuable to your overall health and wellness as traditional exercise activities. Keeping active doesn’t always mean going to the gym. Activity can be anything from taking the stairs more often, to taking a short walk at lunch, or being part of a recreational sports team. Focus on moving your body as much as possible throughout the day!

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Starting Your Own Herb Garden

The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining longer and you may be starting to think about planting a garden. This spring, why not try planting an herb garden? Herb gardens are a great way to kick-start spring and a great way to ensure you always have fresh herbs on hand. Think of the delightful aromas of fresh basil, mint and thyme and how they can naturally flavour your meals. Starting an herb garden can be easy and rewarding and can be done indoors or outdoors.

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